Book Launch: “A Special Light” written by Allison Aldridge Forrester features NC Crystal Coast illustrations

“A Special Light,” is perfect for preschool and early elementary kids. The story is about Ella, the egret, and her new friend as they spend time on the Bogue Sound shoreline. This delightful Christian children’s book includes illustrations from award winning artist Cinzia Battistel.  

Open to the public book launch for “A Special Light” by Allison Forrester will be held on November 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fest in the West, an outdoor festival at the USA Baseball National Training Complex located in western Cary, North Carolina, off of Green Hope School Road. More about Fest in the West =>

The story of the egret and her friend the heron takes you along the shoreline teaching the values from the Fruit of the Spirit. It’s one of my favorites! Liza Weidle, CEO and Gigi to 7 grandchildren

This book is a keeper if you’re a grandparent, a parent or just a friend to share its beautiful love story about our Bogue Banks coastline. Sheila Ogle, Entrepreneur and owner of Cary Pink House

Allison Forrester, author of “A Special Light,”is a graduate of Duke University with an AB in elementary education. She holds a Masters degree in Special Education from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and she received a Certificate in School Management and Leadership from Harvard Business School.

​As an educator, community leader and mother of three sons, her constant goal is to stimulate one’s imagination and to be a beacon of God’s light. Her desire is to impress upon her children and others the value of His astonishing miracles and Love. Being afforded the fortunate opportunity to spend additional time on the Outer Banks during the COVID pandemic, Allison has chosen to share this sanctuary with her family and first-born granddaughter. “A Special Light” is Allison’s first book.

Cinzia Battistel, “A Special Light”artist, was born in Milan in 1963. You can find the colors of the Italian landscapes in all her artwork, whether in her watercolors, pastels, or digital paintings. Author and illustrator, for TV animation series and books, her illustrations appear in advertising, magazines, books, newspapers and animation. ​Cinzia was several times awarded by the Annual of Italian Illustrations. Nature and Art, are the best inspirations of her naturalistic illustrated books.

2021 • HB ISBN: 978-1-7366603-0-0 • LCCN: 2021905399

JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Christian / Early Reader

Book Size: 8″ x 10″ • Page Count: 24 • Book Price: HB $14.99 U.S.

Published by Wisdom House Books:


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Published by Liza Weidle

As a savvy connector with a passion for making the world better, I am known as a good listener and resource immersed in learning trends, tackling challenges, and helping organizations translate vision into actionable, results-driven strategies. In other words, I get the job done!

2 thoughts on “Book Launch: “A Special Light” written by Allison Aldridge Forrester features NC Crystal Coast illustrations

    1. Hi Gay, Thanks for asking about where to buy Allison’s book. She will be in New Bern on November 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Christmas Market at the Farm. To get to the farm turn left on Antioch Road from 17 in Bridgeton right at Cravin a Cup and go just about one mile and you will see us on the right hand side.

      Allison can also ship one to you. For now, she is selling at events and looking for smaller shops to carry it. Teacher’s Pet in Morehead has it available:

      Let us know if you know of a good place for “A Special Light” to be sold.


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